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lawyer trevor potter, trevor, thank you so much for coming. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: trevor, trevor, trevor. first of all, first of all, trevor, i just killed my chief strategist. can you get me off? >> as far as i know it's not illegal to stab a ham. (laughter) >> stephen: welcome to obama's america. (laughter) all right, trevor, trevor, i'm scared, okay. i've got a super pac and a f 01 c 4 colbert super pac shh. and i took money from some scary guys. and i just want out of the game. he want to get out of the super pac business. i can close down my super pac. >> sure, you can do that. >> stephen: okay, but i've got a lot of money in there, almost $800,000. i would like to keep that money. what can i do with it? >> well, you can use it for any legal purpose. you could even write yourself a check for that whole amount. >> stephen: i like that. >> the only problem is that everyone will know because if you report that on the fec report for the super pac. >> stephen: but that's no fun at all. the whole point of having a super pac is secret money, using it anyway you want, trevor
holmes of money in politics -- trevor potter -- is here with some clues to what the billionaires and super pacs got for their lavish spending in the most expensive election in our history. in a nutshell, you ain't seen nothing yet. but first, if you've been curious about why new york mayor mike bloomberg endorsed barack obama for re-election, just take another look at the widespread havoc caused by the frankenstorm benignly named sandy. having surveyed all this damage "bloomberg business week" concluded: "it's global warming, stupid: if hurricane sandy doesn't persuade americans to get serious about climate change, nothing will." well it was enough to prompt president obama, at his press conference this week, to say more about global warming than he did all year. >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> but he made it clear that actually doing something about it will take a back seat to the economy for now
former federal election commission chairman trevor potter who said we're just beginning to
and different ideas to make sure that we end the corruption. >> michael: i think trevor potter's voucher idea sounds cool. if you like cenk's idea, go to www.wolf-pac.com. when we come back i have a special report about how they're still trying to steal our vote. >> there are individuals who would take advantage not only of you and me but the system as well. >> but isn't what is in alabama already close to perfect? and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> michael: you know the voter i.d. issue was such an issue during the campaign of 2012 but a lot of people think barack obama won so many people are were waiting so many minorities voted, it's probably not an issue. wrong. they're going to keep fighting, as i learned when i did this story on the
their different ways and different ideas to make sure that we end the corruption. >> michael: i think trevor potter's voucher idea sounds cool. if you like cenk's idea, go to www.wolf-pac.com. when we come back i have a special report about how they're still trying to steal our vote. >> there are individuals who would take advantage not only of you and me but the system as well. >> but isn't what is in alabama alread 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods. and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand. are you in good hands? ♪ ♪ [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin the saying easy as pi
wanted to get another opinion. so i took the documents to trevor potter, the former chairman of the federal election commission. so the question is, what does this lead you to believe? >> it would suggest if they are sending this questionnaire around to candidates and then producing these letters that they have a direct role in these candidate communications. this is the sort of information that is, in fact, campaign strategy, campaign plans that candidates cannot share with an outside group without making it coordinated. >> ryssdal: and just to be clear, that's a big no-no. >> right, you need to know more, but certainly if i were back in my fec days as a commissioner, i would say we had grounds to proceed with an investigation and put people under oath and show them these documents and ask where they came from and where they were. >> ryssdal: makes you want to know more. >> yes. >> ryssdal: okay. we contacted several individuals who are involved with wtp, including christian lefer. hi, i'm looking for christian lefer, please. it's kai ryssdal from frontline. is this mr. lefe
and where all that money went. but trevor potter general counsel john mccain's campaign and a lawyer. if you are ever setting up a pac, please call him, he is a genius. we have bill burton head of obama usa and then we have the editor of the atlantic magazine, james bennet or as i now think of him the brother of senator michael bennet who spoke this morning. so, we have -- [applause] we are going to set this up in an unusual way for us which is everything you would ever want to know about what a pac or superpac is played out on the colbert report with steven colbert and john mccain. trevor potter is the lawyer for the tabare -- colbert superpac and the segment is colbert heading off to john mccain all of which according to trevor to jon stewart is perfectly legal. okay, que the tape. >> can i run for president and keep my speed eight? don't sugar coat it. >> no. >> we could have it run by somebody else. >> someone else can take it over. >> yes that someone that you wouldn't be coordinating with in terms of the ads and strategies. stat i wouldn't want to even create the appearance of electora
election chairman trevor potter, and priority u.s.a. action senior strategies bill burr ton. mr. burr ton talk about his super pac television advertisements against mitt romney while potter addressed role of super pac in election going forward. this is about a half an hour. >> next we have we find out whether the billionaires got their money worth this campaign. where the money went, with trier potter who is general count of john mccain's campaign and a lawyer. if you're setting up a pac, because call him. he's a again yous. we have bill burr ton, head of obama's pack priority u.s.a. and we have the editor of the atlantic magazine. or as i now think of him the brother of senator michael bennett who spoke this morning. we have -- plldz we are going to set it up in an unusual way for us. [applause] everything you ever want to know about what a super pac is. was played out on the colbert report with stephen and john mccain trevor potter is the lawyer for the colbert super pac. so he's been on colbert many, many times. and this little segment is colbert handing off his pack to john mccain all
this campaign, and where all that money went. with trevor potter who is general counsel of mccain, john mccain's campaign and a lawyer at kaplan and drysdale. [audio difficulty] >> -- way for us, which is -- [applause] [audio difficulty] >> the colbert superpac. [laughter] so he's been on colbert many, many times, and this little segment is colbert handing off his pac to john mccain, all of which -- according to trevor -- to jon stewart, is perfectly legal. all right. cue the tape. >> can i run for president and keep my superpac? don't sugar coat it. >> no. >> okay. that's a little less sugar than i was hoping for. [laughter] >> you could have it run by somebody else. >> wait, what? what? someone else can take it over? >> yes. but someone who you would not be coordinating with in terms of pac ads and strategy. >> oh, trevor, i wouldn't want to even create the appearance of electoral skull dug erie, if that's a word i can say on a family show. [laughter] but i think, i think there may be a guy. jon? jon stewart, everybody! trevor, if you will, colbert superpac transfer activate. [laughter]
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